As the name suggests, this exercise was inspired by the train ride. You have probably already looked out of a moving train and you may have noticed that your eyes make very fast involuntary eye movements, so-called saccades. The best thing to do is to observe another person during a train ride and you will be able to see these saccades very well. Literature has shown that these saccades can help to direct the focus and gaze of the eyes to the blind side. In this way, you can gradually train your eyes and thus compensate for a loss of field of vision.

Your task is to detect flying birds flying from an unknown direction (left or right) to the opposite side. At the beginning the bird is not yet visible and since you do not know from which direction the bird appears, you have to look with your eyes constantly to the left and right. This allows you to train your eye movements. Furthermore, the background moves in a certain direction, which depends on the respective damage. If you have a hemianopsisa to the left, the images move to the left and vice versa.


  1. Sit in a distance of 30cm (12 inches) centered in front of the screen.
  2. Enlarge your browser window if necessary, so that it fills the whole screen.
  3. Fix your head (e.g. with one hand),so it will not move.
  4. Press the spacebar on your keyboard, once you have seen a bird in the foreground
  5. Search the screen with your eyes only, your head does not move.
  6. Work out 2 times a day, each 30 minutes, 5 days a week.
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